Colorado economic forecast shows moderate growth and an additional $29.6 million available in General Fund

DENVER — Friday, March 15, 2019 — The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released its quarterly economic forecast.

Colorado’s economy continues growing, but at a more moderate pace than in 2017 and 2018. A rapidly growing labor force is allowing job growth to continue despite a low unemployment rate. Inflation is mild. Housing price growth and rental rate increases slowed in the second half of 2018 but affordability remains a concern. Commercial lending standards tightened slightly.

Under the forecast, an additional $29.6 million becomes available in the General Fund above the Governor’s budget request for FY 2019-20.

State government offices in Denver area and surrounding suburban counties will open late Thursday

DENVER — Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — State of Colorado government offices in Denver and surrounding suburban counties will open at 10 a.m. due to extreme weather conditions on Thursday, March 14. There will be a two-hour delay in scheduled start times for state employees to arrive to work safely.

State government offices in Denver area and surrounding suburban counties will be closed today

DENVER — Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — State of Colorado government offices in Denver and surrounding suburban counties will be closed due to anticipated extreme weather conditions today. State facilities essential to public health and safety will maintain regular operating schedules and “essential personnel” must report to work at their normal scheduled time.

Governor Polis and Attorney General Weiser File Lawsuit Against Federal Government to Receive Public Safety Funding

DENVER — Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — Governor Jared Polis and Attorney General Phil Weiser will file a lawsuit in federal court today to ensure that state and local law enforcement agencies receive $2.7 million in public safety funds the state of Colorado is entitled to under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.

Gov. Polis encourages Colorado students to join innovative cybersecurity competition

DENVER — Thursday, March 7, 2019 — Gov. Jared Polis encourages all Colorado young women in grades 9-12 to sign up for the innovative 2019 Girls Go CyberStart challenge. This no-cost, online game of fun technical challenges empowers young women to explore the world of cybersecurity. Registration is open until the games begin on March 20.

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